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Daniel of Doulogos Name:Daniel
Home: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
About Me: I used to believe that evolution was reasonable, that homosexuality was genetic, and that people became Christians because they couldn't deal with the 'reality' that this life was all there was. I used to believe, that if there was a heaven - I could get there by being good - and I used to think I was more or less a good person. I was wrong on all counts. One day I finally had my eyes opened and I saw that I was not going to go to heaven, but that I was certainly going to suffer the wrath of God for all my sin. I saw myself as a treasonous rebel at heart - I hated God for creating me just to send me to Hell - and I was wretched beyond my own comprehension. Into this spiritual vacuum Jesus Christ came and he opened my understanding - delivering me from God's wrath into God's grace. I was "saved" as an adult, and now my life is hid in Christ. I am by no means sinless, but by God's grace I am a repenting believer - a born again Christian.
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Thursday, March 24, 2011
Gone To Be With His Saviour
Friends of ours have just lost their terminally ill child, Joel. He suffered through Peroxisomal Biogenesis Disorder (a disorder that fits somewhere in the Zellweger Spectrum) - which is a "mouthful" of a way to say that his soul was chosen by our Lord for a broken body and a difficult and short life.

His parents are wonderful, Christ honouring folks who have spent the last few years caring for, and profoundly loving, this fragile bundle of joy. I have more than once marvelled at their strength to bear what most of us would consider the most horrible sort of thing a person must bear: the certain knowledge that their little boy would suffer often, and eventually, and all too soon, succumb to the disorder.

Joel's life brought joy into this world - more joy than sorrow. He is with the Lord this morning, and not just free from pain, but in fullness of joy. He is with the Lord!

If you are inclined to pray, pray that our local body has the opportunity to minister to this family. Pray for Joel's parents, that they have the strength of certainty in the Lord, and that Christ's love would saturate their hearts and minds. Pray that they experience that peace which defies understanding, and comes from resting in Christ. Pray also for those local believers here who are uncertain about how they can minister to, or express their love for, this family.
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